My principal place of residence is in the Blenheim Ward area.
I have the energy, skills and now the time to give service to Marlborough, a community I feel privileged to be part of.
I retired at the end of 2015 after a 43 year career in education, the last 24 years as principal of Whitney Street School. I continue to act as a member support person for NZEI, the education union.
I believe my ability to work positively with a wide range of groups and individuals will be an important asset to bring to the Council forum.
I offer Council strengths in strategic planning, communication and negotiation skills and the ability to be a good listener. These strengths will contribute to effective Council leadership and decision making.
I think it’s important to balance my Council commitments with my other interests. These include rugby referee coaching, biking, horse racing, Marlborough wine and helping my wife Jo keep up with eight grandchildren.
STRAKER, Alan - Blenheim Ward (printable version of this information) (64 Kb)